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Slieve Carn Hill Sliabh Chairn A name in Irish
also Slieve Horn an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh Chairn [NÓM], 'mountain of the cairn') Mayo County, in Binnion List, Black shale Bedrock

Height: 262m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: M29700 88100
Place visited by 18 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, Garmin, chalky, la1ena, wicklore, bria5n1, Fergalh, juliewoods, Jamessheerin, moggy40t, PeteBog, sandman, glenlecky, moggy40, three5four0
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Longitude: -9.068632, Latitude: 53.837751 , Easting: 129700, Northing: 288100 Prominence: 238m,  Isolation: 5.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 529665 788114,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv263, 10 char: SlvCarn
Bedrock type: Black shale, (Craggagh Shale Formation)

Not named on the OS Discovery Series. Known locally as Slieve Carn or sometimes Slieve Horn. The Metrical Dindsenchas (11th century) refers to Sliabh Cairthinn i nGaileangaibh (barony of Gallen). If this is the same hill, as seems likely, Sliabh Cairthinn (perhaps connected with Ir. cairthe, 'standing stone') would be an early alternative name to Sliabh Chairn, 'mountain of the cairn'. Has been called Cuillalea.   Slieve Carn is the 1247th highest place in Ireland. Slieve Carn is the second most westerly summit in the North Midlands area.

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PuterMan on Slieve Carn, 2009
by PuterMan  24 May 2009
Slieve Carn on paper may not seem anything to shout about, but it is its isolation from other hills that is it's strong point. The hill stands proudly above the plains of Mayo and from the summit you can see in a sweeping arc from the Pins past The Reek, taking in Clare Island and then on to Nephin, the Ox Mountains, and even on a clear day the top of Errigal, and thence to Ben Bulbin.

It is a pleasant easy walk for the most part if you approach from the West, but in wet weather the last part of the route to the summit across the bog can be treacherous. If you are wanting more strenuous exercise approach from the East [Kiltimagh](1 in 4). The blanket bog is 'farmed' in most places on the hill, and a recent addition has been 4 wind turbines.

Slieve Carn is mentioned in the Statistical Survey Of Mayo (1802) as having coal, and there is also evidence in places of iron deposits. Kestrels, even a buzzard and various other birds have been seen and if you are lucky in summer you may see a flock of Golden Plover.

It is also reported that back in the 70s a UFO was seen hovering over Slieve Carn. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/990/comment/3778/
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